Singapore dollar hits 5-year low against US dollar

This is a move that extends decisive shifts by global policymakers to counter deflationary pressures and slowing growth. -Reuters

Markets looking to fundamentals again

Investor sentiment improves, boosted by surprise QE measures in Europe. -ST

Thai Airways selling aircraft and slashing routes to uncertain effect

Some domestic routes flying to more out of the way destinations upcountry are to be transferred to subsidiary Thai Smile, which operates smaller aircraft. -Nikkei Asian Review

New calls for high-level SME-centric strategy group to be set up

"A national strategy would also promote more alignment across the sectors, whether public, private, government-linked companies, SMEs, and policymakers," the ASME said. -ST

Maintaining investor confidence very crucial for Malaysia

Malaysia is not anywhere near a systemic crisis, the country's economy will continue to face a "very challenging" 2015 due to global uncertainties. -The Star/ANN

Health care, security highlights of 2014 IPOs

But oil price slump sees oil and commodity-related IPOs take hits. -ST

Sea change in penthouse pool views: Buyers see red

Duo accuse developer of misselling condo with misleading sales brochure. -ST

Property prices here may drop 5 per cent when Fed acts

The Fed is widely expected to raise interest rates some time in the second half of this year, as the US economy improves and inflation remains benign. -Reuters

Good sales for Malaysia-Singapore joint venture in Lion City

Two ongoing mixed development projects jointly undertaken by M+S Pte Ltd in the republic have received overwhelming response. -The Star/ANN

Expatriates to be lured for startups in China

Policy incentives will be launched in different areas of China to support talent from overseas. -China Daily/ANN

Ride economic recovery to market success, SMEs urged

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to improve their competitiveness amid rapid global integration. -Vietnam News/ANN

Job vacancies up 8.9 per cent in September

Services sector accounts for majority of available 67,400 positions, reflecting expansion of childcare and pre-schools, healthcare and tertiary institutes. -BT

Apple profit hits record on 'staggering' iPhone sales

The California tech titan also announced Tuesday that it had sold its one billionth device powered by its iOS mobile operating system. -AFP

Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business: Sources

Sony Corp plans to cut around 1,000 additional jobs in its struggling smartphone division as it tries to bring its electronics business back into the black. -Reuters

Pricing standoff holds off issuance in Sing dollars

Potential issuers have been heard sounding out investors and checking market conditions to sell Singapore dollar bonds over the past few weeks. -Reuters

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Eat, play, work

Several new multi-purpose spaces have popped up around Singapore, providing channels for a range of usage from events to shared workspaces. -BT